Best Management Practices

Habitat managers and landowners interested in creating young forest for wildlife can visit the Resources section of this website to find Best Management Practices.

American woodcock

American woodcock.

These guidelines, written by wildlife and habitat biologists, are often fairly technical. They may differ, depending on which species of wildlife is being managed to increase or to sustain. Various practices may be used in different habitats and in different regions of the Northeast and the Midwest. Best Management Practices can be incorporated in a landowner's forest management plan, in which one of the goals is to provide diverse habitats for wildlife. For more advice, contact a consulting forester in your area.

Landowners interested in helping wildlife can find good basic information in the Young Forest Guide, published by the Wildlife Management Institute and its partners in the Young Forest Project.